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What allergy medications are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: FLONASE is SAFEST

According to the aap: sudafed & benedryl are excreted in breast milk but use is compatible with breastfeeding although may cause decreased milk production however these meds can cause lethargy/irritability.
The safest meds are the nasal sprays: e.g. Flonase (generic) and others. The newer antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec/allegra) are not well studied but are appear to be safe in short term use.

In brief: FLONASE is SAFEST

According to the aap: sudafed & benedryl are excreted in breast milk but use is compatible with breastfeeding although may cause decreased milk production however these meds can cause lethargy/irritability.
The safest meds are the nasal sprays: e.g. Flonase (generic) and others. The newer antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec/allegra) are not well studied but are appear to be safe in short term use.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: A couple

The once a day meds like loritadine and fexofenadine have minimal effect on milk production no significant transfer to baby.
The nasal rinses/steroid sprays are also worthwhile.

In brief: A couple

The once a day meds like loritadine and fexofenadine have minimal effect on milk production no significant transfer to baby.
The nasal rinses/steroid sprays are also worthwhile.
Dr. James Ferguson
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